QUEENS — The city opened an IDNYC pop-up enrollment center in Forest Hills Monday amid high demand for municipal IDs which can be used to join libraries, enter public buildings and open bank accounts, officials said.
The Forest Hills location, at the Queens Community House, will remain open until Dec. 3.
The municipal IDs, which are available for all residents 14 and older, regardless of their immigration status, provide proof of identity as well as access to basic city services.
The program, which was launched in January, proved extremely popular among New Yorkers. As of Oct. 15, nearly 600,000 cards were issued, according to the mayor's office.
There are currently 29 enrollment centers throughout the city, as well as several pop-up centers that have been rotating locations.
Angel Roggie of the Queens Community House said in an email that the organization is thrilled to host the pop-up center because it "reflects our own ongoing commitment to foster strong, stable, self-sufficient families and communities."
Applicants can make appointments Monday thorough Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. by calling 311 or by visiting www.nyc.gov/idnyc.
The center, at 108-25 62nd Dr., will remain open until Dec. 3. For more information call 718-592-5757.